Date of Birth: February 12th 1950
Canadian character actor. He has also worked as a voice actor, producer, film director, and screenwriter in movie and television series in various Canadian and American works. He is best known for playing villains or "tough guy" heroes, though he has also portrayed sympathetic characters. Ironside is a method actor who keeps in character between takes. He is currently best known for his recurring role as the voice of Sam Fisher in Ubisoft's Splinter Cell series of video games.
Ironside was born Frederick Reginald Ironside in Toronto, Ontario, the son of Patricia June (née Passmore), a homemaker, and Robert Walter Ironside, who worked in maintenance as a street lighting technician and laborer. He attended the Ontario College of Art in Toronto and wrote a play at the age of fifteen, "The Shelter", winning the first prize in a university contest. He also won the Senior writing award for Riverdale Collegiate Institute in 1967.
Ironside has also been recognised for his voice acting. He played the voice of iconic comic book villain Darkseid in Superman: The Animated Series and its spinoff, Justice League to great accolade. In one episode of The New Batman Adventures, he voiced Batman in a Dark Knight sequence. Another part he also happened to play in the DC Comics universe was Lois Lane's father, General Sam Lane in two episodes in Smallville